Melanie is dedicated to environmental issues and wants to educate and support clean energy sources. This year, Melanie installed both a solar hot water system to provide for all her hot water needs and a Kedel wood pellet boiler to replace her oil boiler completely. There are two Wagner flat plate hot water collectors on the south facing roof providing for the domestic hot water load which is stored in a tank in the basement. This tank is 80 gallons and well insulated, whenever the sun is not able to provide enough energy for the tank the pellet boiler will do the rest. These Kedel pellet boilers are fully automated and require no backup, providing a simple and elegant solution to reduce your home’s heating costs by 40-50% and lower CO2 emissions by 90%. Imagine having a pellet delivery vehicle come to your home in the winter instead of the oil truck! - See more at:

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